Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sabahan’s problems in Semananjung 沙巴人在西马的困境

Regarding the well being involving Sabahans in Semananjung who is either working, studying, residing, doing business or otherwise, there were recently some reports highlighting their various unfavorable and sad situation faced by our fellow Sabahan there. These reports had raised much attention among the Sabahan at home and they felt that there must be something needed to be done urgently to help them. Among these were our Sabahan had to sleep by road side, begging for food, seeking help from various charity homes, and worst of all the Sabah State government claimed that there were only 20 of them. This is not acceptable, we can not leave any one unattended to, let along there is more than 20 of them. 沙巴人在西马无论是打工,求学,移居及经商,最近报章上报道有关他们在该处所面对的某些困境。 这些报道已引起了广大沙巴人民的关注,他们说必须想办法采取适当行动来协助这班人。 这些沙巴人在西马由于无法找到工作而露宿路旁,乞讨食物并且寻求慈善机构的援助。  他们的数量与沙巴州政府所声称只有20位人士根本相差很远。  这等情况是不能被接受的,更不要说只有二十位人士。亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在吉隆坡安排了一项‘会见沙巴汉’之会谈,这是由民联安排的一个会议,为了要了 解沙巴人在西马所面对的问题和听取他们情况。 该会谈将会深入了解他们的工作条件相关的问题,工资和薪金,住宿,医疗,福利,三餐,公积金以及其他产生的社会问题和生活环境。

Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu has taken the initiative to arrange for a “Meet the Sabahan Session” in Kuala Lumpur to gather in a meeting arranged by the Pakatan Rakyat for the fellow Sabahan to listen to their problems and views over a wide range of matters faced by them. This is especially for the working young people from Sabah, for example on their problems associated with working condition, wages and salaries, dwelling, medical benefits, food, EPF, and others like social and living.

The date of the meeting has been changed to the 16th of May 2010 (Sunday), 2 to 5 pm at the Dewan Perhimpuan Cina, No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor. We welcome all the Sabahan to attend the meeting function and the leaders of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) like Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and the Chief Minister of Selangor Tan Sri Halid Ibrahim is expected to be present to listen to the various problem and request.

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Sabah DAP is grateful to receive help from the many NGOs, churches, individuals from Kuala Lumpur. They have shown deep concern on the suffering of their fellow Sabahan in the Klang Valley. Most of these kind hearted people had helped many poor Sabahan out of trouble. Father Valentine Gompok is one of them who came originally from Tambunan and now stationed in a church in Cheras, KL. He had recently highlighted the cases in the Daily Express about the suffering of these poor souls in KL. Their stories were sad, sickening and untold. He even had helped young girls from Sabah who were pregnant and no way to turn to. Now there is some few hundreds young Sabahan are being taken care by him.

On the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Pairin Joseph Kitingan’s call for the people in Tambunan not to seek opportunities in Semananjung seems a bit out of the way. He being the head of the KDMs (Hugguon Siou), the Sabah DCM, and a full Sabah minister of Infrastructure Development, a State Assemblyman for Tambunan, and a Member of Parliament for Keningau, has he failed his duties to bring about prosperity, upmost care and better living for the people in Tambunan and Keningau, who had supported him for the past few decades in Tambunan? Does he know that there are many of his fellow country men are facing hardship in KL and the reason why they go so far away from home to earn a living, and the number of these people there?

If Datuk Pairin Kitingan advises the Tambunan people don’t choose to work away from Tambunan and go so far to work in KL, what plan has he planned and installed for them that can provide job securities and good benefits in the long run for them in Tambunan. The poor people here definitely want to know, because no one likes to stay away from home and get stranded in a strange place. It has been many times since year 2000 announced by the BN government to eradicate hardcore poverty and achieve Zero poverty, what happen now? Can the government achieve ‘Zero Poverty’ by end of this year? If this cannot be done, more Sabahan will go away to work else way especially from the poor interior districts.

Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP. Sabah DAP Chief.

Pic: Photo of Dr. Hiew, Fr. Valentine, MP of Cheras Tan Kok Wai, and MP of Serdang Teo Nie Ching taken after meeting.


沙巴人在西马无论是打工,求学,移居及经商,最近报章上报道有关他们在该处所面对的某些困境。 这些报道已引起了广大沙巴人民的关注,他们说必须想办法采取适当行动来协助这班人。 这些沙巴人在西马由于无法找到工作而露宿路旁,乞讨食物并且寻求慈善机构的援助。  他们的数量与沙巴州政府所声称只有20位人士根本相差很远。  这等情况是不能被接受的,更不要说只有二十位人士。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士在吉隆坡安排了一项‘会见沙巴汉’之会谈,这是由民联安排的一个会议,为了要了解沙巴人在西马所面对的问题和听取他们情况。 该会谈将会深入了解他们的工作条件相关的问题,工资和薪金,住宿,医疗,福利,三餐,公积金以及其他产生的社会问题和生活环境。

该会谈日期已改在2010年5月16日(星期日),时间是下午两点至五点,地点是在雪兰莪州吉隆坡中华大会堂(Dewan Perhimpuan Cina, No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor)举行。 欢迎所有在西马的沙巴人出席该项会议。  民联领袖如拿督安华,林吉祥及雪兰莪首席部长丹斯里卡立预期将出席该会议并听取他们的的各种问题和建议。

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沙巴民主行动党感谢许多在吉隆坡的沙巴人非政府组织,教会及私人界给予该会议的协助。 他们表现出他们对沙巴同胞在西马,尤其是巴生谷所面对的困难深表关注。 这些善心人士已积极地在协助许多贫困和面对问题的沙巴人。  来自担布南的华仁丹神父(Father Valentine Gompok),经常协助许多面对困境的沙巴人,目前他在吉隆坡蕉赖区教堂任职。他曾经在报章上发表强调有关这些可怜的沙巴人在吉隆坡的困境,他们的故事 都很可怜。 他甚至经常帮助一些年轻无依无靠可怜的孕妇。目前他正在照顾有大约百多位的沙巴年轻人。

沙巴副首席部长拿督拜林呼吁担布南人不要前往西马打工,这似乎是不合逻辑的事。他身为卡达山杜顺及毛律人的精神领袖(Hugguon Siou),沙巴州副首长,基本设施发展部长,担布南州议员,以及根地咬国会议员,他却没有真正履行他的职责,为当地人带来所承诺的繁荣发展,并照顾担布 南和根地咬人民有个更好的生活水平。  这些人民一直在过去几十年来都支持他,他是否知道许多他的支持者已在西马面对着生活困难? 他有了解到为何他们离家远出谋生的原因,以及到底有多少人已离乡背井到西马去谋生吗?

如果拿督拜林建议担布南人不要选择去西马而留在担布南工作,那么他有什么好计划,来为人民提供就业机会和提升福利? 该处的贫穷人士肯定想知道,因为没有人喜欢远离家园到一个陌生的地方求生。 从2000年至到今天,国阵政府不断地宣布要消除赤贫,但是真正的情况却是相反。  政府是否能够在今年底达到‘零度贫穷率’?  如果不能做到,将会有更多的沙巴人离乡背井前往外地寻找就业机会,尤其是来自内地贫困地区的青年人。

图 :亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士,华仁丹神父,蕉赖国会议员陈国伟及沙登国会议员张念群